Author: Malcolm Kenward

LED Lighting for Balcombe School

LED Lighting for Balcombe School

Last December we received a phone call from the school asking for advice on how best to spent some new government funding, targeted at reducing their energy needs. Our chairman, Tom Parker, toured the school with our thermal imaging camera, highlighting where the school was 

Generation exceeds One Gigawatt Hour

Generation exceeds One Gigawatt Hour

Our foundation was inspired by the demonstrations during 2013 against Cuadrilla’s exploration for oil at Lower Stumble, Balcombe. A small group of local people with support from renewable energy experts, decided that, instead of demonstrating, we’d show there was a better, far more environmentally friendly, 

Repower Sponsors Youth Eco Forum

Repower Sponsors Youth Eco Forum

One of the founding principles of Repower was to support education about climate change and how we could all make a contribution. Sussex Green Living asked us to support their Youth Eco Forum (YEF), a group aged between 14-21 years old, of environmentally concerned people, 

AGM and Talk at Victory Hall, Balcombe – 15th April

AGM and Talk at Victory Hall, Balcombe – 15th April

Saturday 15th April at the Victory Hall. Doors open at 10 am for refreshments. Our formal AGM will be preceded by a talk starting at 10:30, on The Future We Want by Nicola Peel, a Solutionist who has spent over 20 years working in the 

BBC Politics South East visits Balcombe

BBC Politics South East visits Balcombe

BBC iPlayer – Politics South East – 22/01/2023 REPOWERBalcombe again features on a major TV channel, as BBC South East Politics visits us for an update on our achievements, almost 10 years after the huge demonstrations against fossil fuel explorations at Lower Stumble, which inspired 

Repower Balcombe on Channel 4 News

Repower Balcombe on Channel 4 News

Can local communities make a difference in the transition to net zero? By Emily Wither The government has said that it wants local communities to take ‘bold action’ to help the country meet its climate change targets. But how much difference can they really make 

Repower Balcombe supports Ascension Food Larder

Repower Balcombe supports Ascension Food Larder

Back in November 2022, we heard about a new Food Larder being set up in Haywards Heath, at The Ascension Church, scheduled to open in December. With our next quarterly meeting not due until January 2023 we had to act fast. The Church rapidly completed 

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

Repower Balcombe grant lights up St Mary’s Church

As we approach the winter months, St Mary’s Church is so grateful to Repower Balcombe for the generous £2,368.45 grant donation that was given in August 2022. The church will see the benefits particularly around the lychgate area and the steps leading out to the 

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

LED Lights for Balcombe Parish Room

Whilst restrictions on social contact related to Covid were in place, we decided to focus on simplifying our Community Fund application process. Once launched on our website we were delighted when the Balcombe Parish Room management committee approached us for help in completing their conversion 

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

AGM at Balcombe 9th April 2022

We are currently planning this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at 11:00am on Saturday 9th April 2022 at the Bramble Hall, Bramble Hill, Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6HR.  Refreshments will be available from 10:30am, subject to Covid.  If it manages to go ahead,